23 June 2011

UGANDA: Rude welcome awaits ex-Warrior

Written by Dorothy Kyamazima

After struggling to buy a win – they have just the two of them from four matches – Mountain Dew Falcons have acquired the services of Abdullah Ramadan (an ex-Warrior) and Phillip Ameany (formerly of UCU) to drag them out of an abyss.

Falcons’ president, Dennis Mbidde, believes the two players will write fantastic chapters for his club. He says: “We lacked big men…as much as we are talented, versatile players like Abdullah Ramadan and Phillip will give us that edge”.

To ensure that both Ramadan and Ameany deliver the goods in the paint, it has been reported that Falcons are on the verge of acquiring the services of Zsirizar Mwogi, a New York-based coach.
Relying on Mwogi’s playing experience back in the States and coaching expertise, Mbidde strongly believes the man from the Big Apple can help Falcons record more wins in its upcoming games.

Even though he is a new face on the basketball scene, Mwogi has yet to prove that he is the right man for the job. Mwogi, however, is adamant that he fits the bill. He adds that Falcons needs more time to build the chemistry that it needed to take this season by storm.
“Falcons are a very talented team and if they listen to me carefully, we shall win,” he says.
They will have to listen to him real fast as they play 2009 champions Kyambogo Warriors on Friday. It will be a mouth-watering match for the fans, but a testing moment for Ramadan. The Tanzanian who will be sporting Falcons colours was as recent as last year a Warrior.

That he left in mysterious, if not acrimonious, circumstances means that he should brace himself for some rough treatment from Warriors’ faithful.

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